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. today we thought we would take this opportunity to celebrate an icon of san francisco. the brown twin sisters have been with us for many decades. mary is here today, she's here in celebration and memory of her sister as we all are and we want to take this opportunity to use the arbor day to have a cedar tree, a tree that will grow taller than mary or i. it will grow to be a hundred feet tall. it will be a tree that will be celebrated here in san francisco for generations to come and we thought it would be not only appropriate, but we thought it would be our honor by planting this tree in recognition of vivian and her wonderful contributions to our city. and we are especially blessed with maryann honoring us with her presence. it's not that easy for her to get around these days but she has and continues to be part of an incredible twin sisters. but now she's also missing vivian as much as we are and we felt this would be a proper way to create a celebratory atmosphere on how we miss vivian, how much she meant to us and take this opportunity for arbor day to plant this tree in her name
to talk about local business enterprises because who is it that hires black and browns in this city? black and brown contractors primarily 'cause they're from the neighborhoods, they know the kids in the neighborhoods, they know me, they know some of the kids and some of the folks here and we know that we can make it happen. this city already has a local enterprise program, that has been very productive. we're not reinventing the wheel here. but what i'm saying here is that the local hire and local business enterprise -- if you step back and take a look at the bigger picture, we're talking about an economic recovery package for bay view, patient valley, a lot of folks out there that have their union work that are starving for work and a lot of contractors there that are starving for work and are willing to pay a good wage. thank you very much. >> thank you to all the speakers. at this time supervisor yee -- i would love to give you an opportunity to speak. odd to see you sitting on the other side of the table. >> good evening. i really wanted to be here tonight for -- for me,
. >> the doelger building under landmark no. 10. >> thank you. i'm the sponsor of this landmark. miss brown is here. would you like to make remarks about the landmarking? >> yes. thank you. good afternoon supervisors, mary brown to present the proposed -- as individual landmark t building was added to the historic preservation in work program in june 2011 to september 19, 2012 and the october 3rd recommendation hearing. the commission voted unanimously for the building based on a historical and architectural buildings. from 1932-1950 served as a base of operations and through extra ordinarily rapid expansion and architectural art expression and extreme modern design and represents a successful merging of the two modern styles. examples of the design elements influenced by these styles includes a step backcountry way, curved walls and over hangs. features extend to the public lobby area which display art deco in spiert inspired on the door. and pattern railings. the property was recently purchased by jeff dar by and he's been contacted for preservation of the building. mr. dar beis in the process o
and of course the president of our port commissions, dorene, the honorable mayor willie brown in the back and the of course the amazing and brilliant port staff. thank you all for being here today. i want to take a moment of where we are in cruising. the cruise lines are building new ships and doubling their fleet. their carrying double or triple times the amount of passengers as before. but shockingly in the united states, cruise terminal are shrinking. and the industry is expanding, cruise cities and cruise ports are trying to figure out how to address that demand. in many cases those ports are putting up tents to process passengers as the port of san francisco does when we have too many ships or they are rehabilitating warehouse sheds at pierre 35 and dog doing what we have done here today in building a new terminal. this terminal, unlike any other in the nation is dual purposed everything about this terminal is meant to be used for cruise shipping and efficiency, but also for the region and for the visitors and the residents alike. not just the terminal itself, but the park that will
doctor brown who is here with us today as a consultant of the safe plan. doctor brown is a member of the state [inaudible] that works on significant disproportion ality. the day that election process took us a while. the self assess /-pl piece is required by the state and it basically included a number of surveys that we used. the wisconsin check /h*eus is one of three recommended by the state and it was a survey administered to focus groups at 16 schools on various issues from what they thought professional capacity was at the schools, to attitudes towards inclusive practices, attitudes towards students of underserved populations. we happen to have [inaudible] part of that so we had data from those surveys as well around inclusive practices and around attitudes towards supporting behavior of /staoupbtds within the general education seting. we also provide edd with district wide data that we worked with the rpa department to /aeu /kwaeur including early indicator data, counselor office referrals, achievement data and also demographic data around our student population. and the
hello to the world or maybe a mysterious fad era brim down low. i would investigate the missing brown buffalo. or perhaps a greek fisher man's cap in honor of the sirens and mermaids rocking me or a big mexican so sombrero would do, or i could make a crazy cat hat with balloons and then i stroll down third street or a brown berate and shout power to the people and other slogans i forget. i could try a cloud with a blue ribbon wrapped around it like a song or none of that. today, in honor of the new brand new bay view library, today, i'm going to wear the sky as my hat and then i will pass it on to you so you can wear it too thank you alejandro. power to the people. he wants to make the city of poets. this is indeed an honor and pleasure to introduce our mayor, mayor ed lee. [ applause ] . >> morning, everybody. welcome to our bay view. as our poet said, he's about to wear a hat, so i was looking for a hat this morning. and i have a trunk full and i was looking for something that was representative, a world series type of hat because this is a world series event. when you look across
brown, and supervisor scott wiener and david campos, and the commission of the police department, and friends and staff and friends and family here to witness the promotion of 56 officers of our police department. you know many of you have heard me say in the city that we are the world passage, and rightly so. we are doing things that no other city is doing to lead the way. not just for economic recovery but job creation. showing the way. and our mission bay and biotech, the latest discovers and drugs, the cure of cancer with residents of san francisco working there. we host the biggest and best conventions in the world to bring people together in this great city to do things that collaborate with each other. whether it's business or medicine or research. we have some of the best research and diversity here that are anchoring the discovery. at the same time we host some of the best sports teams in the world. and you know that we are winning the world series and collaborative teamwork that we are doing. or trying to make five more yards in some super bowl. this is a world-class ci
is now supervisor. i would like to thank former mayor willie brown. he's graced us with his presence and thank me for not wearing the orange jacket this morning although i felt that i should because we got two people who i think represent world series types of personalities and contributions to the city. i would like to thank all the of the elected officials to our city attorney to the treasurer, department head, everyone you see before us that i think understand the importance of having both a colleague at the board. i have the pleasure on this momentous occasion of honoring of swearing in carmen and katie. congratulations. [ applause ] . >> as i said on many occasions it shouldn't surprise anyone in this city that women are helping me run this city in the most intelligent way, the smartest way and they both, carmen and katie have had a reputation, had decisions that they have made all through their professional career that put our residents first and foremost and demonstrated their love for this city, it's workings, for it's representation of the inclusion and for embracing all th
of the great tech companies in the bay area. and we had our two great mayors, willie brown and ed lee. and the minute that they saw gabby they said ron, get everyone's attention here. we can make 200 people be quiet. we have to make a tribute to what happened today in sandy hook, and a tribute to gabby. and during that tribute which was pallpable, i could tell that the tech community was going to do something. and we did. on december 15th, we started an ad hoc committee of tech volunteers, many of them luminaries in the industry. and we convened three subcommittees that went to work. and we had a defining conference call on december 17th, 72 hours after the tragedy. there were 150 people on that call. 50 of them gathered together in an office
the deputy director of animal care and control cat brown who has worked hours and hours and had a lot of meetings on this, as you know, animal welfare issues tend to be a little bit of a lightning rod. so, she spent quite a bit of time working on the implementation and what would constitute the guidelines for this, which will be heard before the animal control and welfare commission in may. so, happy to answer any questions you may have, but it really is just clean up. >> great, thank you, ms. [speaker not understood], and thank you for all the work in your department to implement. colleagues, if there are no additional comments, why don't we open up to public comment. i have two public comment cards. sally stevens and gill crizwell. if there are any other members of the public who would like to make public comment, please fill out a card. ms. stevens. >>> yes, hi, my name is sally stevens, i'm the chair of sf dog. sf dog fully supports this legislation. been involved in it for years and been working with animal care control and i just wanted to thank supervisor wiener for his role in
want to make sure that we're in compliance with our brown act and, you know, all of the notifications that we do. so, i mean, my preference when we're talking about the rules in the future is that we address that, that if it's noticed to the public, that there might be a different handling of the appeal or a continuance. and if the continuance is requested before the actual noticing goes out, just -- >> i think that there would be a lot of benefits to making -- amending the rules and making these things clear. i want to be cautious about discussing what those amendments might be now because amending the rules was not a noticed item. so, just -- but i -- but what i propose to do is to circulate some possible solutions to what i think are some of the ambiguities. again, based on -- because you have to be cautious about proceeding consistently with respect to each person that comes in front of the board. so, that was my caution also yesterday. >> yes. >> but i do think it would be a good idea to put it on the agenda for some possible amendmentses to the rules. >> and we put that on our a
pmc. that's why we are so proud. i would like to thank cpmc, and mike brown and who we have got tone to know so well in the past few months. it
, 2012 to laura and dave brown of a permit to alter a building and add crickets to the rear of the house for the proper roof drainage this is application, no 2:singer 012/12/20/6664. and we will hear from the appellant's attorney. >> mr. patterson, you have seven minutes. >> maybe if you want to hold up one minute. >> actually, commissioner fung returns. >> yeah. >> sorry. >> that is okay. >> okay. we are ready, thank you. >> good evening, president hwang and commissioners, (inaudible) appellant. and i report that (inaudible) the appellant and they were able to resolve their services regarding the property (inaudible) and therefore, we are withdrawing our appeal. >> okay. >> he will provide you with a form that we will ask you to fill out and i don't know if the permit holder is here and wants to speak or are you just here to represent and be done with it? >> i think that i am the last one remaining tonight. >> okay. >> thank you. >> all right. since we called the item i think that we should call for public comment, in case there is anyone who wants to speak on it here. >> okay. >> all r
. and commissioner loftus, needs no introduction. and willie brown, tremendous friend of the police department. i don't know if we have been blessed to have a mayor more supportive in our hiring plan, than mayor lee. i appreciate everyone working together to support us here in san francisco. now to the matter at hand. we are privileged to be here of the 56 sworn officers that are sworn to the rank of sergeant, captain and deputy of chief. in all endeavors leadership is critical to success. as we move into the first half of 2013, solid and sound leadership as commissioner loftus spoke us is critical to the success of the san francisco police department that challenged our able to provide top-notch law enforcement due to staffing and budget challenges. this past year we were expected to do more with less, and this expected to be the new normal. not only did we persevere, we excelled. we went into the neighborhoods and heard them. we lived through one of the busiest december in san francisco, and a good january and february, we can talk about that play-calling later. we were relatively unscathed for the
not understood]. jim lazarus, david canego, john grism, [speaker not understood], angie brown, richard [speaker not understood], and pastor jeffery garner. >>> good evening, president chiu, members of the board. thank you so much for this opportunity to speak in support of the much needed cpmc rebuild. my name is michael smith wick. i am aes are department of the western addition district 5. i've been a resident there for 33 years. ~ my, how time flies when you're having fun. i'm also the executive director of my tree compassionate care. my tree is located at the corner of noe and duboce in scott wiener's district and we are a 24-hour residential care facility for san franciscans with advanced aids, all low-income. we've been doing this for 26 years. we've served 1000 san franciscans. most of them lost their life under our care, 24-hour nursing care compassion, no judgments. i want to share that with you that we are seeing a change in san francisco. we are not filling our beds with people who are there to die optimistically and encouragingly. we are starting to see quite a waiting list of san f
fillmore jazz legends he has been honored by several mayors, including willie brown nuston and has been able to perform at the razz room and live at razz. we have known robert and rory since the plush room and then it was empire plush room. and then razz, room at hotel mico and now live at rass. i concur with everything that everyone has said before us. they provide quality music and a variety of music. it is very rare for us to be able, especially resident, local musicians, who were very high class, performers, to be included in a venue such as theirs, as well as the higher class, or well or known legends and musicians and artists throughout the united states and overseas to be presented at the same venue. and frank and i would live there if we could because they bring in so many people. but we can't afford it. we do understand the issues with the sound and we do believe that these two people are the type of people who would want to correct that. they are obviously making effort to do so. their business is highly impacted by not being able to provide acoustic musician and music right n
. this again is a view of the subject site. you can see the white building is our building, the brown building is mr. low's. the red dotted line, the red dotted image is [speaker not understood]. the proposed addition and that it's not visible from these public ways. >> thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. ~ okay, the public hearing is closed. commissioner comments and questions. commissioner moore. >> i think this particular project raises a large number of questions. i am bewildered by the large amount of people who are speaking against it and the complete absence of anybody supporting it. when you bring up a google image of the overall scale and kind of city scape from the neighborhood, i think the neighbors are very well and accurately presenting that all buildings are of similar height and sloping roof line which basically actuates knob hill. [speaker not understood] created around it are all on top of the hill and the flat portion not affecting anybody. however, when you move into a stepping roof line and add an extra floor, i think it is going to be very difficult for every
'm on the board at oakland military, one of governor brown's charter schools he started in oakland. i'm the secretary treasurer of the board. we transform lives. we have about 700 kids. almost none of their parents have gone to college, almost all the kids do, and almost all the kids graduate in four years. so, it's wonderful, wonderful experience. the other thing i've done here, i was foreman of the civil grand jury back in 2001-2002, worked closely with ed harrington and the auditors and the city attorney. we did two investigations which i was directly involved in on the subject of purchasing, how i was kind of curious how san francisco buys stuff and then i've done a bunch of that. after leaving the grand jury, we had a chapter, local chapter of the california grand jurors association. i was president of that for three years. we do recruiting, interviews and training for new people on the civil grand jury. one of the people on that grand jury -- this was 2002, was in the first cycle of the people on this committee, arlene singer. she served two cycleses and tells me it was a great
of the city. arthur brown, noted architect in the city, wanted for a while to build a tower. he had become very interested in persian towers. it was the 1930's. it was all about machinery and sort of this amazing architecture, very powerful architecture. he convinced the rec park commission that building a tower in her memory would be the thing to do with her money. >> it was going to be a wonderful observation place because it was one of the highest hills in the city anywhere and that that was the whole reason why it was built that high and had the elevator access immediately from the beginning as part of its features. >> my fear's studio was just down the street steps. we were in a very small apartment and that was our backyard. when they were preparing the site for the coit tower, there was always a lot of harping and griping about how awful progress was and why they would choose this beautiful pristine area to do them in was a big question. as soon as the coit tower was getting finished and someone put in the idea that it should be used for art, then, all of a sudden, he was excited ab
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